The Nervous System

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  1. The combination and interrelation of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems
    human movement system
  2. A conglomeration of billions of cells specifically designed to provide a communication network within the human body
    nervous system
  3. The ability of the nervous system to sense changes in either the internal or external environment
    sensory function
  4. the ability of the nervous system to analyze and interpret sensory information to allow for proper decision making which produces the appropriate response
    integrative function
  5. the neuromuscular response to the sensory information
    motor function
  6. The cumulative sensory input to the central nervous system from all mechanoreceptors that sense body position and limb movement
  7. the functional unit of the nervous system
  8. Transmit nerve impulses from effector site (such as muscles and organs) via receptors to the brain and spinal cord
    sensory (afferent) neurons
  9. transmit nerve impulses from one neuron to another
  10. transmit nerve impulses from the brain and spinal cord to effector sites
    motor (efferent) neurons
  11. the portion of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord
    central nervous system
  12. Cranial and spinal nerves that spread throughout the body
    Peripheral Nervous System
  13. Sensory receptors responsible for sensing distortion in body tissues
  14. Receptors sensitive to change in length of the muscle and the rate of that change
    Muscle Spindles
  15. Receptors sensitive to change in tension of the muscle and the rate of that change
    Golgi Tendon Organs
  16. Receptors surrounding a joint that respond to pressure, acceleration , and deceleration of the joint
    Joint Receptors
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The Nervous System
2013-04-12 22:14:07
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NASM Chapter 2: Basic Exercise Science, the nervous system
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